Tuesday, 02 March, 2021

An Offensive George Floyd Valentine's Day Card Is Circulating LAPD

LAPD Cops Under Fire for Sharing'You Take My Breath Away George Floyd Post LAPD Cops Share George Floyd Post with Caption 'You Take My Breath Away'
Adrian Cunningham | 15 February, 2021, 13:08

The county medical examiner ruled Floyd's death a homicide, saying he died of "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression". "Our investigation is to determine the accuracy of the allegations while also reinforcing our zero tolerance for anything with racist views", said LAPD Chief Michel Moore. Moore said that the officer who filed the grievance will be interviewed on Monday, with the aim of the investigation to figure out where and how the photo came to be-if it was found on the internet or elsewhere-and who is connected to it. Moore said if the photo is confirmed "people will find my wrath".

Floyd died in May 2020 after he was arrested and Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a total of 8 minutes and 46 seconds; 2 minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Floyd was unconscious and non-responsive. "There are also allegations that the post with the image was authored by a department employee".

"A personnel complaint has been initiated and we are pursuing each allegation, including interviewing the department member who brought it to our attention", the department tweeted.

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The LAPD said it hasn't identified the actual postings or if it was created by one of their employees as of Sunday, but it has asked directors to search their worksites for more information.

Chauvin, 44, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, and will be tried separately from the three other former officers charged in Floyd's death. They are scheduled to stand trial in March. Lane, Kueng, and Thao are charged with aiding and abetting those crimes.

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